Scotiabank CONCACAF
Champions League 2015/16

  • About the Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League

    The Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League (SCCL) is the region’s premier competition for clubs.  It was introduced for the 2008/09 season, replacing the Champions Cup, which had decided the Confederation's best team since 1962.

    Featuring 24 squads from each of CONCACAF's three sub-regions -- North America, Central America and the Caribbean -- the SCCL is played in two stages: the Group Stage and Championship Stage.  Berths are allocated by country or, in the case of the Caribbean, through a separate qualifying competition.

    SCOTIABANK CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE PLACE ALLOTMENT

    North America (9 teams)

    Canada – 1
    Mexico – 4
    United States – 4

    Central America (12 teams)

    Belize – 1
    Costa Rica – 2
    El Salvador – 2
    Guatemala – 2
    Honduras – 2
    Nicaragua – 1
    Panama – 2 

    Caribbean (3 teams)*

    * decided through a Caribbean qualifying  tournament

    Throughout the SCCL’s first four years, 16 unseeded teams were paired off in a Preliminary Round.  The winners joined eight seeded teams in the main 16-club Group Stage that was comprised of four groups of four teams.

    In an effort to streamline and strengthen the competition, the CONCACAF Executive Committee approved changes to the format ahead of the 2012/13 edition.  Those modifications called for all 24 qualifiers to be placed directly into the Group Stage that was reconfigured to eight groups of three teams.

    No club is allowed to be drawn into a group with one from its own country with the possible exception of a wildcard, which would qualify only if a representative from another CONCACAF-affiliated national association could not participate.  Additionally, teams from the United States and Mexico are not allowed to face each other in the Group Stage.

    Only the group winners advance to the Championship Stage, which consists of a Quarterfinal Round, a Semifinal Round and a Final Round.  In the quarterfinals, the group winner that completed the Group Stage with the best record will face the team with the eighth-best record from among the other group winners.  In turn, two will play seven, three will play six, and four will face five.  In the semifinals the winner of 1-vs-8 advances to meet the winner of 4-vs-5, while winners of 3-vs-6 and 2-vs-7 will square off against each other.

    Atlante won the inaugural 2008/09 tournament, beating fellow Mexican side Cruz Azul, 2-0 on aggregate, in the two-leg final.  A year later, Pachuca defeated Cruz Azul for the title on the away-goals rule.  Monterrey went on to capture a record-equaling three straight championships (2010/11, 2011/12, 2012/13), before the away-goals rule came into play once again in 2013/14 as Cruz Azul lifted the trophy. 

    Overall, Cruz Azul is the most successful CONCACAF club champion with six triumphs, followed by five for Club America and four for Pachuca.

    The Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League champion qualifies for the annual FIFA Club World Cup.

    ALL-TIME CONCACAF CLUB CHAMPIONS

    Scotiabank CONCACAF Champions League
    2013/14:  Cruz Azul (Mexico)
    2012/13:  Monterrey (Mexico)
    2011/12:  Monterrey (Mexico)
    2010/11:  Monterrey (Mexico)
    2009/10:  Pachuca (Mexico)
    2008/09:  Atlante (Mexico) 

    CONCACAF Champions Cup
    2008:  Pachuca (Mexico)
    2007:  Pachuca (Mexico)
    2006:  Club America (Mexico)
    2005:  Saprissa (Costa Rica)
    2004:  Alajuelense (Costa Rica)
    2003:  Toluca (Mexico)
    2002:  Pachuca (Mexico)
    2000:  LA Galaxy (USA)
    1999:  Necaxa (Mexico)
    1998:  D.C. United (USA)
    1997:  Cruz Azul (Mexico)
    1996:  Cruz Azul (Mexico)
    1995:  Saprissa (Costa Rica)
    1994:  Cartagines (Costa Rica)
    1993:  Saprissa (Costa Rica)
    1992:  Club America (Mexico)
    1991:  Puebla (Mexico)
    1990:  Club America (Mexico)
    1989:  Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
    1988:  Olimpia (Honduras)
    1987:  Club America (Mexico)
    1986:  Alajuelense (Costa Rica)
    1985:  Defence Force (Trinidad & Tobago)
    1984:  Violette (Haiti)
    1983:  Atlante (Mexico)
    1982:  Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
    1981:  Transvaal (Suriname)
    1980:  Pumas UNAM (Mexico)
    1979:  FAS (El Salvador)
    1978:  Universidad de Guadalajara (Mexico), Comunicaciones (Guatemala), Defence Force (Trinidad & Tobago)
    1977:  Club America (Mexico)
    1976:  Aguila (El Salvador)
    1975:  Atletico Español (Mexico)
    1974:  Municipal (Guatemala)
    1973:  Transvaal (Suriname)
    1972:  Olimpia (Honduras)
    1971:  Cruz Azul (Mexico)
    1970:  Cruz Azul (Mexico)
    1969:  Cruz Azul (Mexico)
    1968:  Toluca (Mexico)
    1967:  Alianza (El Salvador)
    1963:  Racing Club Haitien (Haiti)
    1962:  Guadalajara (Mexico)

    ALL-TIME CONCACAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL RESULTS & SCORERS

    2013/14
    FIRST LEG
    April 15, 2014: Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azul (Att: 24,329)
    Cruz Azul  0
    Toluca  0

    SECOND LEG
    April 23, 2014: Toluca, Mexico – Estadio Nemesio Diez (Att: 20,675)
    Toluca  1  (Edgar Benitez 63’)
    Cruz Azul  1 (Mariano Pavone 41’)
    Cruz Azul wins 2013/14 CONCACAF Champions League on away goals rule (Aggregate: 1-1)

    2012/13
    FIRST LEG
    April 24, 2013: Torreon, Mexico – Estadio Corona (Att: 21,401)
    Santos  0
    Monterrey  0

    SECOND LEG
    May 1, 2013: Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Tecnologico (Att: 33,667)
    Monterrey  4  (Aldo De Nigris 60’, 86’; Neri Cardozo 83’; Humberto Suazo 90'+2)
    Santos  2  (Carlos Darwin Quintero 38’; Felipe Baloy 51’)
    Monterrey wins 2012/13 CONCACAF Champions League (Aggregate: 4-2)

    2011/12
    FIRST LEG
    April 18, 2012: Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Tecnologico (Att: 29,300)
    Monterrey  2  (Humberto Suazo 60’, 86’)
    Santos  0

    SECOND LEG
    April 25, 2012: Torreon, Mexico – Estadio Corona (Att: 28,000)
    Santos  2  (Daniel Ludueña 45’; Oribe Peralta 51’)
    Monterrey  1  (Neri Cardozo 81’)
    Monterrey wins 2011/12 CONCACAF Champions League (Aggregate: 3-2)

    2010/11
    FIRST LEG
    April 20, 2011: Monterrey, Mexico – Estadio Tecnologico (Att: 30,247)
    Monterrey  2  (Aldo De Nigris 18'; Humberto Suazo 62' pen)
    Real Salt Lake  2  (Nate Borchers 35'; Javier Morales 89')

    SECOND LEG
    April 27, 2011: Sandy, Utah, USA – Rio Tinto Stadium (Att: 20,378)
    Real Salt Lake  0
    Monterrey  1  (Humberto Suazo 45'+1)
    Monterrey wins 2010/11 CONCACAF Champions League (Aggregate: 3-2) 

    2009/10
    FIRST LEG
    April 21, 2010: Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azul (Att: 16,186)
    Cruz Azul  2  (Emanuel Villa 20'; own-goal, Carlos Rodriguez 24')
    Pachuca  1  (Damian Alvarez 69')

    SECOND LEG
    April 28, 2010: Pachuca, Mexico – Estadio Hidalgo (Att: 26,500)
    Pachuca  1  (Edgar Benitez 90’)
    Cruz Azul  0
    Pachuca wins 2009/10 CONCACAF Champions League on away goals rule (Aggregate: 2-2)

    2008/09
    FIRST LEG
    April 22, 2009: Mexico City, Mexico – Estadio Azul (Att: 22,718)
    Cruz Azul  0
    Atlante  2  (Fernando Navarro 17'; Christian Bermudez 24’)

    SECOND LEG
    May 12, 2009: Cancun, Mexico – Estadio Olimpico Andres Quintana Roo (Att: 13,000)
    Atlante  0
    Cruz Azul  0
    Atlante wins 2008/09 CONCACAF Champions League (Aggregate: 2-0)


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